Phew, there is a lot going on this summer isn’t there, first UK Feminista, then the Ladyfest Ten fundraisers, of which there is a great one next week, now fabulous online magazine The Girls Are
have set up a competition where all female bands can win a chance to play at Ladyfest Ten
this November in North London.
The winning band will be picked by a panel of judges which include The Other Womans’
Ruth Barnes, Charlotte Richardson Andrews from Wears The Trousers
and the legendary Viv Albertine
. For those that don’t know who Viv is she was a member of the amazing punk experimental band The Slits. Know you know, bow your head in shame for not recognising a genius when one is introduced to you.
This is a great opportunity for new, emerging bands, young musicians or girls in their bedroom with just a guitar, a head full of songs and access to put an ad on gumtree. That is the makings of a band right there. I’ve already written my Poly Styrene inspired ad looking for ‘young punx that want to stix it together’.
To enter simply read through the following points:
– Bands must contain at least 2 people, and for the purposes of this competition, must be all-female.- Band members must be aged 18 +.
– Bands must be unsigned.
– Bands must pay a £10 non-refundable entry fee (which will be donated to Ladyfest Ten), and submit an Mp3, JPEG and band bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8 Sept 2010.
– Download the rules and regulations & timeline PDF (right click here) and make sure you accept all the conditions.- Pay your £10 registration fee via Paypal (email@example.com)- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with:- Your Paypal transaction details
– Your Mp3
– Your band bio
– Your band Jpeg
– You will receive a confirmation email with an entry no, which you will need to note.- The panel of judges will deliberate on entries before releasing a short-list.
– You will be notified about whether or not you have made the shortlist on 21 Sept.
Good Luck x.x.x.